A Mother’s Day Open Letter

Happy Mother’s Day to you!

Typically on a day like today in the US, we set out to celebrate all of the women that have given birth, about to give birth or some variation thereof.  In England, where my husband is originally from, they celebrate Mothering Sunday. I love the term “Mothering” as for me, it encapsulates a higher meaning to motherhood than just giving birth. It speaks to the art of caring, nurturing, and encouraging. It’s true that giving birth (or some variation thereof) makes you a mother, but so do a lot of other actions.

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the people that in one way or another have “Mothered” me. In one way or another, you have touched many hearts, help others to reach new heights, and have brought joy to this world.  For that, I honor you today.

Thank you to:

Sisters

Bus drivers

Aunts

ALL of my friends

Sister-in-laws

Doctors

Godmothers

Lunch ladies

Guidance Counselors

Nurses

Co-workers

Bosses

Mother-in-laws

Dental Hygienist

Neighbors

Colleagues

Teachers

Nieces

Cousins

That super nice lady at Target

Classmates

Networking friends

My children’s friends’ moms

My grandmothers

My own mother

My beautiful children

Each of you inspired me and has had a significant impact on my life and my choices. Thank you for “Mothering” me, for loving me, caring enough about me to tell me the truth and for helping me blossom.

I love you! Happy Mother’s Day!

Christine 

 

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